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[News] Microsoft's Number 1 Anti-Linux Crusader Talks to Wired Magazine

  • Subject: [News] Microsoft's Number 1 Anti-Linux Crusader Talks to Wired Magazine
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 12:30:49 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Inside the Mind of the Man Who Tried to Milk Linux

,----[ Quote ]
| Wired News: You're vilified in the open-source community.
| McBride: I've noticed.
| WN: People are calling you a troll. What do you say to people who say that 
| you are an open-source terrorist? 
| McBride: It's the negative image our enemies have tried to create around the 
| company and around me as an individual.  


He looks like a criminal in this mugshot.


SCO Could Face Cash Crunch After Novell Trial

,----[ Quote ]
| The amount that SCO owes to Novell is now the primary focus of the case as it 
| moves toward a trial that's slated to start on Sept. 17. SCO's problem: It's 
| potentially on the hook for a sum that exceeds its total cash and assets.  


SCO Tried to Gag Groklaw in 2004

,----[ Quote ]
| So SCO tried to gag Groklaw beginning in 2004. It moved on to
| false insinuations to journalists, ugly innuendo during a conference
| about me and Groklaw, having friendly journalists with PIs try to
| dig up dirt on me, a massive astroturfing campaign all over the
| internet, and then finally to intimidation with their recent motion.
| Well, I'm gagging, all right, but not in a good way, and certainly
| not in the way SCO hoped.
| I will respond like this, seriously for a moment. This is America.
| I am an American citizen. I was born here, born to certain rights
| as my birthright. I'm allowed to cover this litigation without
| being harassed and intimidated or threatened or gagged. I'm
| allowed to present facts that disprove SCO's public allegations.
| I am allowed to write what I believe is the truth, and I'm 
| to present research about the allegations.


SCO on the brink of financial collapse

,----[ Quote ]
| The company's share price had closed at $1.56 on Friday ahead of a court 
| ruling that Novell, and not SCO, was the rightful owner of the copyrights for 
| the Unix operating system. The price remained steady in early trading, 
| however, valuing the company at about $9.5m.   


The Goldfarb Declaration - Updated: MS Statement

,----[ Quote ]
| According to the Declaration, Richard Emerson was not the only
| Microsoft employee Goldfarb was dealing with in connection with the
| BayStar investment in SCO. He mentions by name two others, from two
| other departments.


,----[ Quote ]
| "There you have it. At least a third of SCO's entire market
| capitalization, and their entire current cash reserves, is payoffs
| funnelled from Microsoft. Their 10Qs reveal that every other line of
| cash inflow is statistical noise by comparison. The brave new
| SCO source business model is now clear: sue your customers, shill
| for Microsoft, kite your stock, and pray you stay out of jail."


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